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Below you will find links to recordings of previous guest speakers.

Season 2020-21

Guest Speakers

Martin has been taking photographs for very many years and is a member of Worcestershire Camera Club where he leads the Digital Imaging Group.

His illustrated presentation “Looking Outside the Frame”, with the subtitle “Making the Ordinary, Extraordinary”, emphasised that you should take photographs for yourself and not for anyone else.  It reflected his love of creating images from unlikely subjects and he shared loads of tips and techniques to help people find pictures “anytime, anywhere”.

6 Jan 2021

Jonathan says,

“This is an introduction to what many people find a “black Art”. We all know we have to compose our images but what is composition?  This talk introduces you to the basics of composition and some more complex ways of structuring a photograph”.

“All images are taken by either myself or my wife (Sue Vaines, a prominent photographer in her own right). The range of images spans successful club images through to International medal and award winners”.

16 Dec 2020

Les is one of the foremost architectural, landscape and fine art photographers in the U.K.

He has had acceptances in the London Salon, Cork Salon and won landscape photographer of the year in 2019 and two silver medals in the 10th Epson International Pano Awards in 2019, one of the highest accolades.

9 Dec 2020

Andrea presents her talk ‘The Art of Metamorphosis part 1’ in which she shows us how she creates her wonderful mythical images.

11 Nov 2020

Ian presents his journey in Street photography, from his earliest days to modern day. Along the way he explains some of the stories behind the shots, technique and equipment he uses.

23/Sep/2020

Miscellaneous

Season 2019-20

Delivering the webinar from his home in Marlow, Steven set out to discuss and demonstrate the concepts and techniques of panels and triptychs.  And he had plenty of images to show us (both his own and other peoples).   His objectives were to inspire and empower us and, along the way, entertain us.

Steven began with panels.  These consist of three or more linked images which are displayed and judged together.  The rules or requirements may vary according to the competition or other purpose for which they are produced.  But they usually tell a story or relate a theme.  They may be prints or PDIs.  And they can be arranged for display in all sorts of ways.

Sue O’Connell FIPF ARPS EFIAP/d1 DPAGB BPE5* and husband Peter Brisley ARPS AFIAP DPAGB BPE2* presented their lavishly illustrated travelogue “Travels Towards the Edge”.

As well as being distinguished travel photographers, the couple are also members of Bristol Photographic Society, PAGB accredited judges, and Fotospeed Ambassadors. Over twenty years of photographing together, Sue and Peter have journeyed to the less explored, less popular, parts of the world and endeavoured also to push their own photographic boundaries.

Peter explained that when the digital age arrived he had never previously been on a computer.  But he had adapted well and was now keen on creative manipulation.  “I like tweaking”! Peter gave us his own, distinctly artistic, photographic take on many of the same places.  Monochrome is his passion and he began by showing us atmospheric B&W pictures of the Oman camel racing, the Indian pilgrimage, and Myanmar nuns.

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Sue O’Connell FIPF ARPS EFIAP/d1 DPAGB BPE5* and husband Peter Brisley ARPS AFIAP DPAGB BPE2* presented their lavishly illustrated travelogue “Travels Towards the Edge”.

As well as being distinguished travel photographers, the couple are also members of Bristol Photographic Society, PAGB accredited judges, and Fotospeed Ambassadors. Over twenty years of photographing together, Sue and Peter have journeyed to the less explored, less popular, parts of the world and endeavoured also to push their own photographic boundaries.

Sue delivered the first part and started off with a quick introduction to the travel photography guidelines laid down by (among others) the Royal Photographic Society and the Photographic Society of America. Sue then moved on to give us her photographic take of their many visits to Libya and Syria (before they were marred by civil wars), Oman, Indonesia, Myanmar, Mongolia and norther India.

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Micki’s talk, concentrates on mono photography. Micki remind’s us that black and white photography is the original style of photography.  She explain’s how colour images depict reality, while black and white ones interpret reality.  She demonstrates how colour distracts, but black and white enables the photographer to strip a subject back to the bare bones and extract its essence.  And she outlines how best to exploit the key building blocks of an image.

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RECCOMMENDED for all club members

Micki’s talk, concentrates on competition photography, considering important questions such as “what do judges want?” and “what makes a good image?”.

Micki said that judges these days are expected to be encouraging and helpful and to look for creativity rather than mere technical competence.  Correspondingly, to get success any image needs to have the “wow” factor.  And the photographer needs to be thinking about this at the “taking stage”.

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How I Go About my Work (with tips & tricks on lighting, posing and low-cost gear)

An Informal Presentation by Julia Cleaver, ARPS

– Taking a look at some of the things I do to prepare for a shoot

– A look at a selection of commissioned work, self-assignments and a few of my

– Comparing before/after images

– Talking about what went into preparing the images (before, during and after the shoot)

The talk is interspersed with demonstrations of (mainly low-cost) equipment that is basic to use but can make a big difference. She includes a variety of tips and tricks throughout the evening that will appeal to a wide audience from beginners to experienced photographers.

Cherry Larcombe presented her talk on Creative Flower Photography.

Starting with simple images – she demonstrated creative ideas to bring out the colour, shapes and beauty of flowers, both outdoor and indoor, and hints on how to produce some unique and original floral art.

With distortions and unusual perspective Cherry introduced a number of creative ideas. Then she introduced the Lensbaby lens and finished with a demonstration video which she created using the Lensbaby Velvet 56 lens.

01/Jul/2020

Jane was initially a primary school teacher but then moved into Photography – she has a most impressive set of awards BA Hons (Fine Art), ASEA, SAAPA, QTFE2, UKCPS, LRPS, BPE3*, CPAGB, AFIAP, LMPA, EFIAP.  Her love for Horses is also demonstrated in many award winning equestrian images.

Highly recommended – she introduced the LBPC to the subject of Textures – applied generally using Photoshop techniques and layers.

Jane’s talk will cover all the what and how questions She will cover the sourcing and creating textures, how to use blend modes and then 3 different methods of how to apply textures to an image. Jane travels slowly and clearly through the technical aspects, happily repeating steps if requested.

After a short midway break, a number of member images were selected and used to demonstrate her techniques. Seeing the process happen ‘for real’ is very valuable for viewers.

08/Jul/2020

Tracey is a telecomms engineer but with a passion for Wildlife Photography.

This has brought her much success in this field as demonstrated by an impressive, and growing, series of awards – FMPA FBIPP ARPS ASINWP ANPS CPAGB AFIAP QPSA BPE*1 CrGP

This evening she showed images taken in Japan, Iceland, Scandinavia, Turkey, UK and other locations. They are of the highest quality.

29/Jul/2020

This was a pro-active critique of images created by members of the “Beginners and Improvers” group.

The images were critiqued by LBPC members – Tim Gould, Martin Wood and Roger Turner – with comment by other members too!

15/Jul/2020

Jeanette Lendon is a leading proponent of the Mobile Phone.  She teaches the use of Mobile Phones in a commercial environment.

At the start of her presentation she identified a number of other photographers who also advocate the use of Mobile Phones for serious photography – wherever Zooming and other exclusive attributes of the DSLR camera are not necessary.  (the first few minutes of her presentation were not recorded …)

12/Aug/2020

John became interested in the photography of Dragonflies and Damselflies some ten years ago.

He now has considerable expertise which he demonstrated to other members of the club in this presentation.

He was able to show members the differences between the Dragonflies and Damselflies and also to show how small changes in the marking can identify different species.  Also he showed very different looking insects which were in fact the same species but at a different stage in their life cycle.

John has seen and photographed all but one of the UK species (approx 250) – there are some 6400 species worldwide.

19/Aug/2020

Jane followed up from her talk and demo of Textures by providing a critique on the images included in the Chairman’s Challenge

26/Aug/2020

Tracey returns for Part 2 of her Wildlife Photography. This includes photos of wildlife in Alaska, Canada, Yosemite, India and Zamanga (SA)

Sweep the timeline to see – Part 1, Break with Q&A, Part 2, Lots of Q&A and finally Members Chat after the Presentation.

2/Sep/2020

Carol Curd identified a series of Photographic challenges set near the start of the Covid outbreak.  She then showed the results of these challenges and lessons learned.

This was followed by Tricia Meers who described the LBPC private members Critique group set up like RPS Critique Groups. Six members publish, each month, images for critique and they also must provide a critique of the images posted by the other members of the group.

Paul Needham described the process by which this group was set up. There is also another special interest group covering Infra-Red Photography.

Other special interest groups can be set up as required.

9/Sept/2020